Burlington VT Walk

Join us on September 29, 2018

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Event Details

Walk Date: 09/29/2018
Walk Location: Oakledge Park, Upper Pavilion - Burlington, VT
Check-in/Registration Time: 9:00am - 10:00am
Opening Ceremony: 10:00am
Walk Begins: 10:15am

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Chris Allen 
Contact Phone: 413-426-3053 
Contact Email: c.allen1291@gmail.com

Online registration closes at noon (local time) the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk from the time check-in begins until the walk starts. Registration is free and open to the public. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Burlington VT Walk

 

WALK ROUTE

The walk route will begin at the Upper Pavilion of Oakledge Park , continue through the park, then head down to street to return to Oakledge Park. Please note there are a set of stairs along the path, but a ramp option is available.

BECOME A SPONSOR!

Download the Burlington SPONSORSHIP PACKETWith sponsorship opportunities starting at only $150, this is a perfect opportunity for large and small businesses to play a role in making suicide prevention a priority in the community. All sponsors will receive marketing and publicity benefits!  

HELP SPREAD THE WORD!

Download the Burlington Walk Flyer to send to family and friends and display in your community.  Encourage everyone you know to REGISTER, DONATE, and JOIN the movement to save lives! 

Please help promote the event through your social media outlets! #OutoftheDarkness

Post to your Facebook page and add the Out of the Darkness Link, or direct link to your fundraising page. Click HERE to like our event page! Click HERE to to let everyone on FB know you are participating or interested in the event! 
 
 

Remember your LinkedIn connections!

 

Tere are many more social media outlets, please use any and all to help promote the event.  Tell your story about why you walk!

T-SHIRTS

Raise $150 by 09/29/2018 and receive a 2018 Out of the Darkness Walk T-shirt!

Remember, in addition to fundraising online, you will be able to turn in additional cash or check donations at the registration table the day of the Walk. 

ADDITIONAL FUNDRAISING INCENTIVES

RESOURCE FAIR

Make sure to arrive early to allow time to explore the resources area.

Information tables hosted by local businesses and non-profit organizations will open at 9:00 am.  This will be an opportunity to gather literature, hear about upcoming events, and connect with others who are dedicated to raising awareness of mental illness and suicide, strengthening prevention efforts, and providing support to those impacted by suicide loss.

If you are a community partner and would like to table at the Burlington Out of the Darkness Walk please email us at: hwhite@afsp.org.


PAWS FOR PREVENTION
  

Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome at the event. AND - with a $10 donation, you can pick up an AFSP Pooch bandana and goodie bag in the Paws for Prevention Corner.

ACTIVITIES OF HOPE AND HEALING

Be The Voice Sign Station

Be the Voice for suicide Prevention and share your message with your fellow walkers and community Take advantage of the supplies on hand to make a sign to carry along the walk route!

Honor Beads:

Losing someone to suicide or struggling with a mental illness can feel like no one understands what you are going through. Unlike other illnesses, it is difficult to look at someone and know their connection.

The Out of the Darkness Community Walk is a journey of remembrance and a walk that unites a community – a time to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental illness have affected our lives and our loved ones. We all wear honor beads - each color shows our personal connection to the cause, and helps us identify others who understand our experience


 

Online registration closes at noon (local time) the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk from the time check-in begins until the walk starts. Registration is free and open to the public. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow AFSP to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. 

As the leader in the fight against suicide, and thanks to walkers like you from cities across the country, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025. 

Click the Register Now button at the top of the page to get started right away.

Sponsored By

BurlingtonBytes.com
Main Street Landing Company
The University of Vermont Medical Center